b. 1992, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.
Pierre Vermeulen obtained a Bachelor of Art in Fine Art from the University of Stellenbosch in 2015, Vermeulen has been working as a multimedia and installation artist and is included in major collections such as the newly opened Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) in Cape Town, South Africa. Vermeulen was selected as a finalist in the Sasol New Signatures Award, both in 2015 and 2016.
Vermeulen works were recently included in SMAC Gallery’s group presentation at Artissima at the Oval Lingotto Fiere in Turin, Italy. He also exhibited his works as part of SMAC Gallery’s presentation at FNB Art Joburg at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2019.
His second solo exhibition, entitled Of itself, opened at SMAC Gallery in Johannesburg towards the end of 2018; and he presented a solo booth with SMAC Gallery at Artissima in Turin, Italy. Vermeulen’s work was also included in the exhibition, Forward! Forward? Forward…, at the Stellenbosch University Museum in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Vermeulen also exhibited his work with SMAC Gallery at the 2019 Investec Cape town Art Fair in Cape Town, South Africa. Since joining SMAC in 2017, Vermeulen has presented his first solo exhibition in Cape Town, as well as a site-specific installation at the Association for the Visual Arts (AVA) Gallery, titled Sweat Prints, in 2017.
Group exhibitions include Pentimenti at the Sasol Art Museum in Stellenbosch in 2013; Portretteer/Portraiture at Oude Libertas Gallery, Stellenbosch in 2015; Restore at GUS, Stellenbosch, in 2016; Folly at SMITH in Cape Town in 2017. Vermeulen’s work was included in SMAC Gallery’s presentation at the Cape Town Art Fair, FNB Joburg Art Fair and the 12 Edition of Contemporary Istanbul, all in 2017.
Notably, in 2016, Vermeulen’s Untitled Sweat Print 1 was commissioned by the Zeitz Collection – a major six-panel work created for site-specific hanging in Gordon House, London. His work forms part of other prominent collections such as The Royal Portfolio Collection, housed at the Silo Hotel, in Cape Town, South Africa and the M&C Saatchi Abel Collection, in South Africa.
Andrew Sessa | New York Post | Want to sleep with a Picasso? Tour the most luxe hotel art in the world | 11 October 2017 – PDF
Mike Abel | Business Day – Wanted Online | Artist Pierre Vermeulen on Life, the Universe and Vipassana | 23 October 2017 – PDF